Senator Wyden: Please Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in the Forest

I saw Senator Ron Wyden’s most recent political ad on television regarding the forest fires in Oregon. I was encouraged to find that he supports increasing efforts to reduce the unhealthy fuel loads on our Federal Forest lands through thinning projects and the use of prescribed burning. I also support his efforts to increase funding for more equipment to aid firefighters in their effort to control and suppress fires on our Federal Forest lands. I understand and appreciate Senator Wyden’s initiatives. In fact, I find them very encouraging.

Better That They Burn

Our western national forests are on life support following decades of lousy doctoring.By Jim Petersen | rangemagazine.com | Fall 2022

How can ‘active forest management’ affect societal change?

“The importance that the wood is derived through sustainable practices to keep forests healthy and thriving.” Amanda Sullivan-Astor | https://www.registerguard.com | August 21, 2022 As a certified forester and young professional who specializes in forward thinking forest policies, climate change is always top of mind. I pursued a graduate certificate in forest carbon science, policy […]

The Canopy | September 2022

Thank you for visiting the Communities for Healthy Forests newsletter, “The Canopy”. The September edition features articles Outflanking Fire With Common Sense By Melvin Thornton and Are we “Protecting” our Forests to Death? By Dale Pospisil. Happy reading.

THINNING AND PRESCRIBED FIRE ARE CRITICAL TOOLS FOR WILDFIRE RISK REDUCTION

Communities for Healthy Forests support the use of prescribed fire for fuel reduction, but site conditions must be exacting. By Mark Buckbee | Communities for Healthy Forests | August 25th, 2022 Communities for Healthy Forests supports the use of thinning and prescribed fire as tools for fuels reduction in western forests.  The buildup of woody fuel […]

How can ‘active forest management’ affect societal change?

…fire and forest health problems are getting worse while our communities and small businesses struggle….  Amanda Sullivan-Astor | https://www.registerguard.com | August 21, 2022 As a certified forester and young professional who specializes in forward thinking forest policies, climate change is always top of mind. I pursued a graduate certificate in forest carbon science, policy and […]

USDA launches five-year, $1B Community Wildfire Defense Grant program

Drawing on funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that $1 billion is now being offered through the Community Wildfire Defense Grant program to assist at-risk communities. Chris Galford | https://homelandprepnews.com | Thursday, July 28, 2022 “Insight and guidance from the communities most at risk for catastrophic wildfires helps […]

FACT SHEET: The Biden-⁠Harris Administration Continues Efforts to Address Growing Wildfire Threat

BRIEFING ROOM | https://www.whitehouse.gov | JULY 28, 2022 President Biden has directed his Cabinet officials, White House Homeland Security team, and the National Climate Task Force to build on his 2021 wildfire initiatives this year by ensuring wildfire prevention, preparedness, and response is a top priority, and bringing a whole-of-government approach to increasing our Nation’s resilience to […]

Forest Service to plant more than 1 billion trees in wake of fires, insect infestations

The Biden administration wants the government to plant more than a billion trees across millions of acres of burned and dead woodlands as officials struggle to counter climate change’s increasing toll on the nation’s forest MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press | https://www.capitalpress.com | Jul 26, 2022 BILLINGS, Mont. — The Biden administration on Monday said the […]

Burn severity explained

Shovel Creek: an example of burn severity assessment and ecology in interior Alaska Zav Grabinski, Alaska Fire Science Consortium | https://storymaps.arcgis.com/ |Chris Smith, Geographic Information Network of Alaska Wildfire is a natural process that shapes the landscape of Alaska In 2019, the Shovel Creek Fire grew rapidly and threatened nearby neighborhoods north of Fairbanks. The […]